We are counting down the days until Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018. It’s one of our favourite events and Horse & Country will be there from start to finish to bring you all the latest news.
This year, H&C will be hosting an exclusive LIVE stream of all five days of Badminton! H&C is the only place you can watch all of the action in the USA, and it’s an event that’s not to be missed. Our coverage begins on Wednesday May 2nd, where your favourite riders will be taking part in the trot-up and getting ready for the week’s competition. Thursday and Friday will host the technical dressage section, while Saturday has many people’s favourite part of the event — the cross-country. After the thrills and spills of the major day at Badminton, things get heated in the showjumping ring on Sunday, as the top riders battle it out for a place on the podium.
The US contingent features Madeline Backus (P.S. Arianna), Will Coleman (OBOS O’Reilly) and Lauren Kieffer (Veronica) as the country’s three representatives.
Exclusive preview show
Last year was thrilling as always, with kiwi Andrew Nicholson finally achieving a win after 37 attempts in 33 years.
The tough cross-country saw a number of top riders run into problems. It was Eric Winter’s first year as course designer and he didn’t hold his punches. Out of 80 starters, only 32 went clear, 32 were retired or eliminated and only Tim Price and Michael Jung managed to make it home inside the time.
So what has Eric planned for this year? You can find out in our EXCLUSIVE half-hour preview show.
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Viewers are able to watch all phases of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2018 LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on H&C, starting with the horse inspection on Wednesday 2nd May.
Post Event Badminton 2018 highlights show
Premieres on Saturday 12th May at 8pm on H&C.